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NIKKOSAI: THE MOUNTAIN FUJISAN, LAKE AND CHICKENS 5-piece inro, lacquerware. Japan, early 19th cent. The well-rounded form of this five-piece inro (four-levels and a lid) are distinctive for the lacquer master. The depiction is rendered with plenty of gold in takamaki-e (raised sprinkled-lacquer) and forms the holy mountain Fujisan on one side, On the opposite side, however, with a cock, hen, two chicks, bamboo and chrysanthemums. Signed on the base NI-KO-SAI (Nikkosai),HEIGHT 8,5 CM

NIKKOSAI: THE MOUNTAIN FUJISAN, LAKE AND CHICKENS 5-piece inro, lacquerware. Japan, early 19th cent. The well-rounded form of this five-piece inro (four-levels and a lid) are distinctive for the lacquer master. The depiction is rendered with plenty of gold in takamaki-e (raised sprinkled-lacquer) and forms the holy mountain Fujisan on one side, On the opposite side, however, with a cock, hen, two chicks, bamboo and chrysanthemums. Signed on the base NI-KO-SAI (Nikkosai),HEIGHT 8,5 CM

Inro, ca. 1775-1825 (made), Kajikawa Bunryusai (maker), Black, gold, silver and red lacquer inlaid with gold foil. This example is decorated with a courtier’s hat and cherry blossom in gold, silver and black takamakie (‘high sprinkled picture’) lacquer.

Shibayama Shokasai (Japan, born active early 19th century) Inro, Ojime, Netsuke, early 19th century Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro with courtier design in gold takamakie and kirigane on kinji and nashiji ground with mother-of-pearl and ivory inlay; metal ojime; ivory karako on hobby horse netsuke

Case (Inrō) with Design of Squid, Shells and Seaweed Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845):back side

Netsuke Y Inro,Inro Ojime,Inro Tonkotsu

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Inro | Shibata Zeshin | Japan (made), Date: 1865 (made), Artist/Maker: Shibata Zeshin, born 1807 - died 1891 (maker), Materials and Techniques: Gold, silver and black hiramakie and black seigahanuri lacquer on a gold lacquer ground